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Josh Hamilton out 6-8 weeks with torn thumb ligament

Josh Hamilton is hurt again, and will be out until June

Bob Levey

Josh Hamilton tore a ligament in his thumb when diving head first into first base yesterday, and as a result, is going to need surgery.  He's expected to miss 6-8 weeks.

This is just the latest injury for the injury-prone Hamilton, who, three years ago, missed time because of a broken bone suffered diving towards home plate.

Hamilton was off to a red-hot start for the last place Angels, putting up a .444/.545/.741 slash line in 33 plate appearances.  The only other Angel starters with an OPS over 700 are Mike Trout (952) and Albert Pujols (723).